Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Green "Série Atelier" - XX/30
LAURENT FERRIER CLASSIC ORIGIN GREEN
Titanium | Green gradient opaline dial
With undeniable horological roots and a technical background at one of the biggest names on the scene, it was a matter of time before Laurent Ferrier set up his revered watch company in Geneva in 2010. His watchmaking reflects poetry on the wrist – known for his horological intellect, purity in design and complicated pioneering.
Born in 1946 into a watchmaking family, with his father being a specialist in grand complications, Ferrier made his first pocket watch at 22 years old. Graduated top of his class, he was recruited by Patek Philippe, where he worked for 40 years, being part of the development team of the renowned Nautilus and overseeing timekeeping aesthetics before finishing as Patek Philippe’s creative director.
Laurent Ferrier’s timepieces bridge past and future, breathing horological heritage, simplicity, precision and ‘pure uncluttered beauty’ in Ferrier’s own words. At a time when watchmaking became pompous, Ferrier renewed serene classicism with minimal design, evoking emotion combining ethereal handcrafting with effortless complexity.
Today Laurent Ferrier produces around 150-200 watches a year.
Celebrating the eponymous brand’s first decennial anniversary, Laurent Ferrier launched the Classic Origin Green as a modern interpretation of the Classic Origin: conceived as the Série Atelier, a limited edition of 30 pieces. Its 40mm classic case in Grade 5 titanium is inspired by the Galet Classic, known for its pebble-shaped case (galet in French means pebble) and tourbillon with a double balance spring – an expeditious sensation in the brand’s inaugural year.
The Classic Origin Green is distinguished in a similar style by its smooth and curving yet clean lines. ‘Crystal-clear elegance’, as stated by the contemporary Genevan watchmaker. The case measures 10.7mm thick and is equipped with a sapphire crystal caseback and the brand’s signature ball-shaped crown. It is the atypical choice of material – Grade 5 titanium – that sets the case apart and instills all the rage temperament.
The Classic Origin Green is characterized by minimalist beauty and refinement, best expressed in its gradient opaline dial, transitioning from translucent green at its beating heart to a deep forest green near its edges. The timeless dial features contrasting yellow numerals – set off in a slate grey hour track – and a small seconds display with a sharp yellow outer circle, exhaling pure energy.
The dial is further embellished with Assegai-shaped hour and minute hands, a baton-shaped small seconds hand above 6 o’clock, all crafted in 18-carat white gold. The Série Atelier is paired with a Grade 5 titanium pin buckle and its caseback features an ‘Série Atelier I’ X/30 engravement.
The Laurent Ferrier Classic Origin Green – reference LCF036.TI.VG – is powered by the hand-wound LF116.01 caliber with a Swiss lever escapement, free-sprung balance, Breguet overcoil and the brand’s long-blade ratchet system. Making the count, the caliber totals 21 jewels and 150 components and has a power reserve of 80 hours, beating at a frequency of 3Hz (21’600/hour). The artisanal finishing – beautifully seen on the micro-blasted, black rhodium finished bridges with hand-polished edges – underlines the memorializing perfection of this watch.
The watch is in excellent, as-new condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. Part of the Série Atelier collection, it concerns one of 30 pieces. It is fitted with a nubuck nude strap from the Mr Watchley collection, accompanied by the original honey brown Timberland leather strap with Alcantara lining. The watch comes as a full set (2021), including documents and box.
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|Reference||LF Classic Origin Green Série Atelier|
|Dial||Green gradient opaline
|Size (Case)||40 mm|
|Material (Case)||Grade 5 titanium|
|Bracelet||Nude Nubuck and original LF strap|